bleep

noun
\ ˈblēp How to pronounce bleep (audio) \

Definition of bleep

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a short high-pitched sound (as from electronic equipment)
2 used in place of an obscene or vulgar expletive

bleep

verb
bleeped; bleeping; bleeps

Definition of bleep (Entry 2 of 3)

Definition of bleep (Entry 3 of 3)

used in place of an expletive

Examples of bleep in a Sentence

Verb They bleeped half the words in the interview! The doctor is not in the office today, but I can bleep her for you.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But he’s also supported stuff like lower taxes for the rich and bombing the (bleep) out of the Middle East. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "Could a sane, not-racist Donald Trump have been a great president?," 20 Aug. 2017 A bit of a failure upon its opening in 1997, The Fifth Element—in all its bleep-bloop orange-haired space-taxi glory—has since burrowed into our hearts. Josephine Livingstone, New Republic, "The Gorgeous Stupidity of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," 13 July 2017 Many of its members felt the $10,000 fine was chicken (bleep) considering Getzlaf makes $9 million a year. David Whitley, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Stephen Colbert is lucky he's not a pro athlete," 25 May 2017 And his passion can only be measured with a bleep-o-meter. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: The four-letter word Derek Wolfe never wants the Broncos’ D-line to be called? Soft.," 16 May 2017 Can’t let this (bleep) keep lingering, (bleeping) around and keep trying to hit people. Nick Canepa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Beanings, racial slurs should have no place in baseball," 7 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Ricky Gervais, who returned as host for the fifth time, was bleeped not once, but twice, during his monologue. New York Times, "Golden Globe Winners 2020: The Complete List," 5 Jan. 2020 On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney told Kim, who was considering making a finsta, about Kendall and Kylie’s fake accounts, but the names were bleeped. Carly Breit, PEOPLE.com, "From Finstas to Lurker Accounts: 11 Celebs Whose Secret Social Media Handles You Need to Follow," 23 Oct. 2019 The cussing has become so contagious that ABC warned participants in the last Democratic debate there would be no broadcast delay, hence no time to bleep four-letter words. Los Angeles Times, "What the #%&@?! Trump and 2020 Democrats are cursing a blue streak," 23 Sep. 2019 Paltrow continued, causing the show to bleep her profanity, according to E! Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Gwyneth Paltrow Says Parenting Is ‘the Greatest’ but Her Kids Can Be ‘D—s'," 27 Sep. 2019 The doors now have additional sensors that bleep and blink when a person places a hand or pinky finger into the doorjamb, preventing the door from closing. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Bucket seats, new door sensors: Muni unveils redesigned fleet," 10 Dec. 2019 The cussing has become so contagious that ABC warned participants in the last Democratic debate there would be no broadcast delay, hence no time to bleep four-letter words. Los Angeles Times, "What the #%&@?! Trump and 2020 Democrats are cursing a blue streak," 23 Sep. 2019 The cussing has become so contagious that ABC warned participants in the last Democratic debate there would be no broadcast delay, hence no time to bleep four-letter words. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, "What the #%&@?! Trump and 2020 Democrats are cursing a blue streak," 24 Sep. 2019 Computational instruments bleep through radio static and scrambled bits of Japanese singing before the bass bursts through. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 10 Best Rezz Songs," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of bleep

Noun

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1968, in the meaning defined above

Interjection

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bleep

Noun

imitative

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“Bleep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleep. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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bleep

noun
How to pronounce bleep (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bleep

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a short, high sound made by an electronic device
US, informal used in place of an offensive word

bleep

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bleep (Entry 2 of 2)

US : to replace (offensive words on radio or television) with an electronic sound
: to make a short, high sound

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